I take the opposite view. The fact that ZNGA would speculate in the price of its very own sad stock is an act of desperation, an attempt to put a floor beneath beneath the selling. It indicates that creativity is at a low point. Of course, they could make an acquisition like OMGPop, and then write off more than 50% of the purchase price months later. The bottom line is that this is not shareholder money put to good use. The company would be better off purchasing Pacific Heights mansions, maybe a whole block's worth, and renting out the rooms to employees. Now that's an investment.